We have been hearing the names of all the popping, down South strip clubs praised in hip-hop songs for years now. Spots like Onyx and King of Diamonds get much love in bars delivered by rappers for their bodacious dancers being showered with stone cold cash nightly. However, there is one Atlanta strip club that is always elevated among the rest. That strip club, is Magic City. The Forsyth Street institution has been jumping for many years, and continues to be the spot to go to throw cash at the women of your dreams. GQ Magazine went out to Magic City, filmed the activities and interviewed key figures to bring Inside the Atlanta Strip Club that Runs Hip Hop , a documentary examining the establishment, to the public.
Though it may be odd that a mainstream fashion magazine, like GQ, would be the publication to bring such content, the 20-minute documentary does shed a little light on the actual goings-on of Magic City. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, the doc features commentary from the dancers and top brass that work in the club, as well as rappers (such as Future) and patrons. The doc focuses mostly on how influential Magic City is on hip-hop culture, having broken a number of the classic songs and popular artists throughout history. Also, if you’ve ever wondered why a dancer doesn’t go all out when you pay for a twenty dollar private dance, you will get a good explanation.
It is an overall enjoyable watch for anybody interested in learning a little more about a segment of hip-hop culture not really explored or strip clubs in general. It might make you want to get over to Magic City ASAP, too. Be forewarned.